Space Shuttle Discovery (Report)

Space Shuttle Discovery to begin STS-124
Space Shuttle Discovery was the third space shuttle of NASA. It is the oldest orbiter in service now. Its first launch was on August 30, 1984 for the mission 41-D, where it had to deploy three communicational satellites.

Since then, it has achieved many remarkable feats. It has completed more than 30 successful missions which is the highest ever by any orbiter. It was the first shuttle to fly after the Challenger and Columbia disasters in 1986 and 2003 respectively. Also, Discovery was the one that launched the Hubble Space Telescope and, the one which conducted the second and the third Hubble service missions. It also launched the Ulysses probe which was designed to study the Sun.

The World's first space tourist, Jake Garn, also flew this Discovery. Discovery has been chosen twice as the return to flight orbiter. The first was on 1988 as the return to flight orbiter after the Challenger disaster and then on July 2005 and July 2006 after the Columbia disaster.

Discovery is on its final mission (STS-133), where it has left the Kennedy Space Center on February 24, 2011. It will be decommissioned when it returns on March 9, 2011.



  1. ruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude !

  2. What did Discovery discover while it was up in space?

  3. Wanna see if your wrong minded? Take this test:

    (1) d _ c k
    (2) s _ x
    (3) p o r _
    (4) _ u s s y



    If you got them all right then your clean minded.
    If you got them all wrong and something else then your wrong minded...



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